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  • Thomas Charles Keillor, Sr. (1729 - 1777)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Apparently part of a wave of immigrants who were settled in Westmoreland County, then part of Nova Scoti...
  • George Dobson, Jr. (1751 - 1809)
    From the Chignecto isthmus and it's first settlers by Howard Trueman DOBSON. The Dobsons were among the first of Yorkshire emigrants to arrive in Nova Scotia. There were two brothers, George and ...
  • John Trenholm (1739 - 1817)
    Emigrated from England to Canada sometime between 1767 and 1789 England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 August 2015), John Trenholm, 21 Dec 1739; citing ...

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"Migration from Yorkshire to Nova Scotia occurred between 1772 and 1775 and involved an approximate one thousand migrants from mainly Yorkshire, England arriving in Nova Scotia to settle the colony some years following the expulsion of its Acadian population."